KKK-3-KlanKostume - Klan Kostume The robe and hood has been a significant icon of Klan attire since the formation of the Klan however there was a period

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Klan Kostume The robe and hood has been a significant icon of Klan attire since the formation of the Klan, however, there was a period of time where the Klan did not wear hoods. According to an article published by PBS, the original Klan hoods (mere pillowcases at the time) were used to disguise members and avoid prosecution when crimes were committed. But, by 1890, when the Jim Crow Laws were first codified into law, there was no need for the KKK to hide their faces anymore. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s when the Klan would re-adopt the hood as part of their official costume. There was a period of Klan attire much less recognised between the formation of the KKK and what was to become their official attire. Author of Hood, Object Lessons , Alison Kinney states the following: Klansmen wore gigantic animal horns, fake beards, coonskin caps, or polka-dotted paper hats; they imitated French accents or barnyard animals; they played guitars to serenade victims. Some Klansmen wore pointed hats

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